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Shallot Vinaigrette

This is my go-to salad lately. Arugula, chickpeas, brussels sprouts, cucumbers, celery, roasted peppers, feta, pumpkin seeds, and most importantly breadcrumbs. Since I’ve been making home-made breadcrumbs in the last few months, I put them on everything and they instantly give that subtle crunch that is always welcome on any salad or pasta.

This salad has a lot of ingredients, but they are mostly staples in my fridge and pantry and you can easily add or subtract anything. What I really love about this salad is the dressing. Shallots, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. I make a big batch in the beginning of the week and let it sit in the fridge for whenever I want to use it.
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Pine Nut Arugula Salad

I went out to eat a couple weeks ago and had the perfect arugula salad. It’s hard to imagine that a salad with so few ingredients could really churn up that much excitement but it’s simplicity was what made it so great. I tried to recreate it at home and ended up enjoying it just as much. The lemon dressing goes really well with the peppery arugula and the toasted pine nuts add a great crunch.
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